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Engineering has shaped modern society and personal lives in a way that no other discipline has ever done. Studying Mechanical Engineering at Kent will allow you to be part of this revolution, and to gain the knowledge and skills to make your own mark in this exciting field.
Mechanical Engineering is a fundamental discipline that is responsible for the design and the development of mechanical systems and it is vital in many tech industries. At the University of Kent, we focus in the modern applications of Mechanical Engineering, e.g. robotics, assistive technology, smart materials and autonomous vehicles.
Our research led degrees mean our graduates can work at the forefront of the major areas of mechanical engineering, combining theory with practical and project work, turning ideas into real systems.
We have strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and with institutions that provide accreditation to university degrees (Institution of Engineering and Technology and Institution of Mechanical Engineers). Our engineering students' work has won international prizes and our visiting industrial professors contribute to a strong industrial relevance of our courses.
This programme covers all aspects of mechanical engineering, from robotics to manufacturing, from fluid dynamics to materials. This will allow you to enter any branch of mechanical engineering following graduation.
The first year of our course lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on mechanics, CAD, introduction to mechatronics, engineering analysis and mathematics. In the first year project you will engineer a system to solve a problem using mechanics, sensors and actuators.
In the second year, you further develop your understanding of the field, gaining advanced practical experience, specifically in mechanisms, mechatronics, fluid dynamics, manufacturing and design. As your knowledge of mechanical engineering grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that in your final year you can begin to specialise in preparation for your final-year project.
It is possible to take this programme with a year in industry, see Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry.
We provide first-class facilities to support your studies, including:
Kent's School of Engineering has recently undergone a £3 million redevelopment and modernisation called the Jennison Design Hub, whereby you gain state-of-the-art engineering and design facilities which include:
There are many ways to get involved in School life. You could become a student representative, giving students a voice on School committees or become a student ambassador and work with us in secondary schools to promote engineering and technology.
We also host events where you can meet industry experts and former students.
In addition, you can take part in student-led societies including:
The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our programmes.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
Mathematics grade C
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be Merit, Merit, Pass.
30 points overall or11 at HL
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.
Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
Duration: 4 years full-time
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG0021 - Calculus (15 credits)
EENG0024 - Electromagnetics for Engineers (15 credits)
EENG0025 - Engineering Principles – 1 (15 credits)
EENG0026 - Engineering Principles – 2 (15 credits)
EENG0027 - Engineering Principles – 3 (15 credits)
EENG0033 - Engineering and Programming Skills (15 credits)
MAST0022 - Graphs, Geometry and Trigonometry (15 credits)
PHYS0020 - Algebra and Arithmetic (15 credits)
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG3230 - Engineering Design and Mechanics (15 credits)
EENG3240 - Fundamentals and Mechanics of Materials (15 credits)
EENG3050 - Introduction to Electronics (15 credits)
EENG3110 - First Year Engineering Applications Project (15 credits)
EENG3130 - Introduction to Programming (15 credits)
EENG3150 - Digital Technologies (15 credits)
EENG3180 - Engineering Mathematics (15 credits)
EENG3190 - Engineering Analysis (15 credits)
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG5170 - Control and Mechatronics (15 credits)
EENG5620 - Engineering Group Project (15 credits)
EENG5650 - Instrumentation and Measurement Systems (15 credits)
EENG5180 - Dynamics of Machines (15 credits)
EENG5190 - Introduction to Fluid Dynamics (15 credits)
EENG5200 - Failure of Materials and Structures (15 credits)
EENG5770 - Entrepreneurship and Professional Development (15 credits)
EENG5220 - Design and Manufacturing Technology (15 credits)
Compulsory modules currently include:
EENG6000 - Project (45 credits)
EENG6460 - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
EENG6830 - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) (15 credits)
EENG6470 - Finite Element Analysis (15 credits)
EENG6480 - Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
EENG5610 - Image Analysis & Applications (15 credits)
EENG6140 - Biomaterials (15 credits)
The 2023/24 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.
We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.Search scholarships
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.
The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either mathematics or a modern foreign language. Please review the eligibility criteria.
Teaching includes practical work in conventional laboratory experiments or projects, lecture modules and examples classes, which develop your problem-solving skills, and staff hold regular ‘surgeries’ where you can discuss any questions you have. Practical work is carried out in air-conditioned laboratories, with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding IT infrastructure.
Stage 1 modules are assessed by coursework and examination at the end of the year. Stage 2 and 3 modules, with the exception of the Stage 3 project, are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. All years include project work to replicate industrial practice and develop skills to maximise employability.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
The programme aims to:
You gain a knowledge and understanding of:
You gain the following intellectual skills:
You gain the following subject-specific skills:
You gain the following transferable skills:
85% of Kent Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates were in graduate-level jobs or further study 15 months after graduation. (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
Our graduates find employment in a huge range of sectors such as aerospace and automative industries, the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence, construction and building services, energy utilities, government agencies, manufacturing industries, medical engineering, oil and gas industries, process industries, the public sector, research establishments and transport including road and railways.
Some graduates choose to go on to postgraduate study.
For over 30 years, our BEng and MEng courses in Electronic and Communications Engineering have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which enables fast-track career progression as a professional engineer.
Accreditation will be sought from the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).
The School of Engineering holds an annual Employability and Careers Day where you can meet local and national employers and discuss career opportunities. Ongoing support is provided by the School’s dedicated Employability Officer.
The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service which can give you advice on how to:
In addition to the technical skills you acquire on this programme, you also gain key transferable skills including:
You can gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.
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